Charly Solorzano

Member, Pacoima Beautiful

Charly Solorzano was raised by a single mother who worked low wage factory jobs in the Valley. Prior to graduating high school and moving out, Charly and her family lived with an aunt and other extended family in cramped quarters—13 people in one house just to get by. The air in Pacoima was heavily polluted and Charly often watched as dense truck traffic clogged her streets. Many of the trucks Charly saw frequenting her street were various trash trucks—“green, blue, all different companies.”

Thanks to recycLA, there will now be fewer waste trucks driving up and down her street, and local waste facilities will eventually be enclosed, which will significantly reduce odor, noise, and other
waste-related impacts on her neighborhood.